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International Families Day being celebrated

The day promoted the importance of a healthy and well-balanced family.

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International Day of Families marked on May 15 (Sunday) across the globe including Pakistan, celebrated the importance of families and the work started during the International Year of Families.

International Day of Families promoted the importance of a healthy and well-balanced family.

A wide range of events was organized at local, national, and international levels. These include workshops, seminars, and policy meetings for public officials; exhibitions and organized discussions to raise awareness of the annual theme; educational sessions for children and young people; and the launch of campaigns for public policies to strengthen and support family units. In some countries, tool kits are created to help people organize celebrations aimed at a particular section of the population, such as school children or young adults.

The year 1994 was proclaimed as the International Year of Families by the United Nations. This was a response to changing social and economic structures, which have affected and still affect the structure and stability of family units in many regions of the globe. The International Day of Families, on May 15, is an occasion to reflect on the work started during 1994 and to celebrate the importance of families, people, societies, and cultures around the world. It has been held every year since 1995.

The symbol of the International Day of Families consists of a solid green circle with an image in red. The image consists of elements of simple drawings of a heart and a house. This indicates that families are the center of society and provide a stable and supporting home for people of all ages.

Siddra Sumreen

Syeda Siddra has been working as a web journalist for over the past seven years. She earned her M.Phil degree in Mass Communication from the Lahore Leads University. Ms. Siddra has previously worked with other renowned channels and is now associated with GNN as Senior Content Writer.

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Govt to take legal action against KP CM's unconstitutional move: minister

Rana Sanaullah says the CM's participation along with armed police officers in PTI’s ‘fitna march’ is tantamount to an attack on the federation

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Govt to take legal action against KP CM's unconstitutional move: minister

Islamabad: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said the federal government had decided to take legal action against the unconstitutional move of Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

KP CM Mehmood Khan used his position unconstitutionally by attacking the federation, he said in a statement issued here.

The CM's participation along with armed police officers in PTI’s ‘Fitna March’ was tantamount to an attack on the federation, he said.

The minister said opinion has been sought from law ministry for constitutional action against the KP CM.

Action would be taken in light of legal opinion obtained from the law ministry, he added.
The minister said federal government employees stationed at KPK have facilitated the PTI’s ‘Fitna March’. It was also decided to take action against them under the Estacode.

He said it has decided to take action against such officers for using their positions against the law. In KP, some federal police and administration officers became stooge of a political party, he said.

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Law Minister Tarar dispels impression of depriving overseas Pakistanis of right to vote

"Recent legislation is only aimed at enabling the Election Commission of Pakistan to devise a strategy to ensure the right to vote for overseas Pakistanis"

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Law Minister Tarar dispels impression of depriving overseas Pakistanis of right to vote

Islamabad: Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar has dispelled the impression that the government is going to deprive overseas Pakistanis of the right to vote.

Talking to the media, along with PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi and Senator Kamran Murtaza in Islamabad on Friday, he said overseas Pakistanis are a precious asset of the country and we cannot deprive them of their right to vote.

He said recent legislation is only aimed at enabling the Election Commission of Pakistan to devise a strategy to ensure the right to vote for overseas Pakistanis in a transparent manner.

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Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Ali Raza Sadpara passes away

Sadpara had suffered injuries after falling from a mountain during a routine climbing practice.

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Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Ali Raza Sadpara passes away

Skardu: Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Ali Raza Sadpara passed away in the early hours of Friday at the age of 55.

According to details, Ali Raza Sadpara had suffered critical injuries after falling from a mountain during a routine climbing practice near his village in Skardu. He met an accident while pre-expedition preparation for his K-2 summer expedition and got severe injuries.

He was under treatment at the RHQ Hospital Skardu, in Gilgit−Baltistan where he breathed his last on Friday.

During a career that started in 1986, Ali Raza Sadpara has summited 17 8,000m peaks, including each one in Pakistan except K2. He has climbed many signature Pakistani 8,000’ers multiple times, including Broad Peak (8,047m) and Gasherbrum I (8068m) four times, and Gasherbrum II (8,035m) five times, most recently last summer.

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